Friday, September 16, 2005

AIGA Design Conference (2005) - opening remarks

Juan Enriquez, in the opening session presented fictitious headlines from a 500 year old newspaper. War, politics, and religious fundamentalism were the issues of the day - there was a shocking similarity to today's news, including some of the same countries and religions that cover our own front pages. The message: important things are going on right now that will shape our future and they don't revolve around the reactionary consensus built by politicians over terrorism, political agendas and disaster. Enriquez argues the next 50 years will be driven by critical shifts in technology, genetics, and global economics. Fundamental changes that require designers to get engaged, reach past the hype, and ensure a viable future for our children and all humanity. Check out his book, As the Future Catches You (signed copies sold out in a blink).
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